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  • Mass. town approves plan to shame property owners

    WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — The health board in a Massachusetts town has approved a plan to shame owners of rundown buildings into fixing and securing their properties.

    The plan approved Monday by the Webster board allows the town to place 4-by-8-foot signs on the sides of dilapidated buildings with the owner's names, address and telephone number.

  • Wis. gov. to outline ultimate intentions in budget

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, quickly becoming a darling of Republicans across the country for taking on union rights in an effort to address his state's money woes, gets another chance to bolster his conservative credentials when he unveils his full budget plan Tuesday.

  • Rebel-held city near Tripoli celebrates battle win

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital passed out sweets and cold drinks to fighters Tuesday and celebrated with a victory march after they managed to repel an overnight attack by pro-Gadhafi forces.

    "Allahu Akbar (God is Great) for our victory," residents of Zawiya chanted as they paraded through the city's main square. Some carried on their shoulders an air force colonel they said had just defected to the rebels' side.

  • Bodies of 2 people found in burned car in NM

    HERNANDEZ, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they believe they know the identities of two people whose charred bodies were found in a burning car west of Espanola.

    But state police spokesman Lt. Eric Garcia says police are not releasing names until the families can be notified and the identities can be confirmed.

    He says the bodies are believed to be those of two Espanola-area residents.

    Authorities have not determined what killed the pair.

  • Stunned Texans survey homes destroyed by wildfires

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Stunned and weary residents of a Texas Panhandle town were allowed to return to what was left of homes on Monday, a day after fleeing one of several wind-driven wildfires that scorched some 190 square miles in the state.

    Shaken residents of rural Mesilla Park who spent Sunday night in a shelter in nearby Amarillo waited in their cars at a roadblock until authorities gave them the all-clear to return home to survey the damage. The 30 destroyed homes in the town were among at least 75 that burned statewide.

  • AP IMPACT: Ugly US medical experiments uncovered

    ATLANTA (AP) — Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital.

  • Stroke neurologist to talk about risks

    According to the American Stroke Association, on average every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke and every four minutes someone dies from a stroke.

    Now is the time to learn more about the connection of heart disease and stroke.  

    The Los Alamos Heart Council is sponsoring a free seminar titled, “A Stroke Neurologist Talks about Stroke,” Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.  The program begins with a light supper at 5:15 p.m.   

  • Update 02-27-11

    Music Marathon
    The Marathon will be from 2-
    9 p.m. today in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and will kick off with a one-hour Student Musicale, showcasing local music students.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will from 8 a.m.-noon March 5 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   

    Fundraiser

  • LANL settles whistleblower court case

    Editor’s note: this is the first in a multi-part series.

    Former Los Alamos National Laboratory auditor Charles (Chuck) Montaño and the regents of the University of California and several individual defendants settled litigation that Montaño brought against the group alleging that he was subjected to retaliation for his whistleblower protected disclosures. As part of the settlement reached late last year, Montaño agreed to resign his post at the laboratory and effectively did so Dec. 31.  

  • Discovery arrives at space station for final time

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, making its final visit before being parked at a museum.

    "What took you guys so long?" asked the space station's commander, Scott Kelly.